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celebrating 40 years of mus8c ? art, food & communflty 

Provided by 
Christy Kurtz '11 
President of 
ValleyFest Committee 

The Valleyfest events as 
LVC students know them today 
have evolved over four decades' 
worth of festival weekends — 
with name and setup changes 
along the way. The weekends 
changes can be seen when go- 
ing back through issues of La 
Vie Collegienne, which has 
reported on the event in some 
way since its inception. 

Started in 1970, Valleyfest 
was originally known as the 
"Spring Arts Festival/ with the 
first being held on May 14, 15 
and 16 of that year. According 
to a 1970 article written by Jim 
Katzman, it was a piece in "In- 
strumentalist Magazine" about 
another schools festival — and 
gave instructions on how to 

start your own — that sparked the 
idea for Spring Arts. 

The original goal for the 
Spring Arts festival was "exposure 
to fine arts at the Valley... [and] 
provide a new line of communi- 
cation between the college and 
the community." Thus was born 
a three-day weekend for the fes- 
tival, with special provisions al- 
lowing committee members to 
be excused from Friday classes in 
order to prepare for the festivals 
kick-off that evening. The com- 
mittee planed for the social quad 
to be full of sculptures and mu- 
rals, with crafts on display and a 
scholastic drama competition for 
students at high schools within 
30 miles of campus. 

Accounts of the weekends 
seem to indicate that at the fes- 
tivals inception, art was the pri- 
mary focus — not music, as Val- 
leyfest seems to lean toward now. 
There was music present at the 
Spring Arts festival, though not 

to the level with which students 
are accustomed today — or the 
kind of music heard now. The 1983 
Spring Arts festival has a lot of the- 
atre, including theatrical groups 
from visiting colleges; something 
called "Dokey the clown," and mu- 
sic including the Messiah Prophet 
Band — clearly a far cry from the 
campus bands dotting the quads 
during Valleyfest today. Art has 
still remained present in the festival 
over the years, with local artisans 
and craftspeople setting up booths 
along Sheridan Avenue. Accord- 
ing to a 2001 article by Stephanie 
Ritter, huge canvases were set up 
in the academic quad with an in- 
structional video of artist Jackson 
Pollock playing to guide students 
through creating their own large 
work of Pollock-esque art that year. 

The festival continued as 
"Spring Arts" throughout the sev- 
enties, eighties and nineties, sport- 
ing the flower logo now seen again 
on some Valleyfest materials, in- 

cluding this years shirts, where 
the flower logo is visible under the 
word "Fest," right next to the cur- 
rent "VF" logo. 

In 2001, the current musical set- 
up took place, with outdoor stages 
on Sheridan and by Mund, 

2002 marked the last year of 
"Spring Arts," with a pending name 
change being noted in an April is- 
sue of La Vie Collegienne. An ar- 
ticle by Michael Brehm discussed 
the pending 2003 change to "Cher- 
ry Blossom Festival." At the time, 
the change was apparently put in 
motion for a few reasons, a "fun- 
damental" one being the drinking 
and "raucous" behavior surround- 
ing the Spring Arts Festival. It was 
during the festivals time as Spring 
Arts in the 1990s that the campus 
shifted away from prohibiting and 
"strongly discouraging" alcohol in 
the 70s and 80s, moving toward an 
alcohol policy similar to that of to- 
day s campus. 

Unfortunately, the "raucous" 

behavior prompting a name 
change was not the only prob- 
lem that Valleyfest has en- 
countered at points during its 
varied history. During the first 
decade of the 2000 s, Valley- 
fest encountered an issue with 
police units that shaped future 
rules and regulations, though 
trouble at the festival since has 
been minimal. The weekend 
also underwent another name 
change resulting in its current 
moniker, and a recent re-inter- 
est in the festivals history has 
brought about a reappearance 
of the classic Spring Arts flower 
logo started in the 70s. 

Regardless of any changes 
in name or policy, the festival 
weekend has spent decades 
serving as a chance for the 
campus and the community to 
come together over art, music, 
and laughter in the sunshine. 


aUeyFest 40th AnnSve^sary 

Popular spring arts festival celebrates 40 years 
on the Lebanon Valley College campus 

Emily Gertenbach '11 

Updated by 
Sarah Barkman '12 
Perspectives Editor 

This year is the 40th year that 
the Spring Arts Festival has been 
celebrated in some form at Leba- 
non Valley College. The idea of 
ValleyFest as students know it to- 
day has evolved over the course of 
decades. From the events to the 
name, ValleyFest has evolved dras- 
tically since its inception. Started 
in 1971, ValleyFest was originally 
known as the "Spring Arts Festi- 
val" with the first being held on 
May 14, 15 and 16 of that year. Ac- 
cording to a 1970 article written by 
Jim Katzman, it was an article in 
"Instrumentalist Magazine" about 
another school's festival that gave 
instructions on how to start your 

own, which sparked the idea for 
Spring Arts. 

The original goal for the Spring 
Arts Festival was "exposure to fine 
arts at the Valley... [and to] pro- 
vide a new line of communication 
between the college and the com- 
munity." Thus, a three-day weekend 
for the festival, with special provi- 
sions allowing committee mem- 
bers to be excused from Friday 
classes in order to prepare for the 
festivals kick-off that evening, was 
born. The committee planned for 
the social quad to be full of sculp- 
tures and murals, for crafts to be on 
display and for a scholastic drama 
competition to be held for students 
at high schools within 30 miles of 

Accounts of the weekends seem 
to indicate that at the festivals in- 
ception, art was the primary fo- 
cus — not music, as ValleyFest 
seems to lean toward now. There 

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was music present at the Spring change to "Cherry Blossom Fes- 

Arts Festival; however, not to the 
level with which students are ac- 
customed today — or the kind 
of music heard 
now The 


had a lot of 
theater, including the- 
atrical groups from visiting col- 
leges; something called "Dokey the 
clown'; and music that included 
the Messiah Prophet Band — clear- 
ly a far cry from the campus bands 
dotting the quads during Valley- 
Fest today — were featured. Art 
has still remained present in the 
festival over the years, with local 
artisans and craftspeople setting up 
booths along Sheridan Avenue. Ac- 
cording to a 2001 article by Steph- 
anie Ritter, huge canvases were set 
up in the academic quad with an 
instructional video about artist 
Jackson Pollock playing to guide 
students through creating their 
own large works of Pollock-esque 
art that year. 

The festival continued as 
"Spring Arts" throughout the '70s, 
'80s and '90s. In 2001, the current 
musical setup took place, with 
outdoor stages on Sheridan and 
by Mund. The year 2002 marked 
the last year of Spring Arts, with a 
pending name change being noted 
in an April issue of La Vie Collegi- 
enne. An article by Michael Brehm 
discussed the pending 2003 name 

tival." At the time, the change was 
apparently put in motion for a few 
reasons, a "fundamental" one 
being the drinking and 
"raucous" behavior sur- 
rounding the Spring 
Arts Festival. It 
was during the 
festival's time 
as Spring Arts 
in the 1990s 
that the campus 
f shifted away from 
prohibiting and 
"strongly discour- 
aging" alcohol in 
the '70s and '80s to an 
alcohol policy similar to 
the one practiced on campus 

It was not until 2004 that the 
name "ValleyFest" emerged, and 
the festival transformed into what 
students know it to be today, with a 
carnival-like atmosphere. It was not 
until 2005 that larger concerts with 
national recording acts were intro- 
duced. Since then, the festival has 
seen acts such as Emerson Drive, 
Reel Big Fish, Everclear, Eve6 and 
the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus as a 
part of the main-stage line-up. This 
year, students can look forward to 
a "Blast from the Past" or "Tribute 
to Rock 'n' Roll" themed weekend 
with live music, activities and vari- 
ous entertainments. 

Regardless of any changes in 
name or policy, the festival week- 
end continues, as it has now for 
four decades, to bring the cam- 
pus and the community together 
through music, art and fun in the 

S. BARKMAN seb005(S) 

Corrections & Clarifications 

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information. To that end, we welcome and encourage notification of 
any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections should send an 
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Get the Led Out & Bon Journey 

Tribute bands scheduled to play favorites at ValleyFest 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives Editor 

Deemed the "American Led 
Zepplin " Get the Led Out is a 
professional trib- 
ute band dedicat- 
ed to accurately 
re-creating some 
of Led Zepplins 
greatest hits. Ac- 
cording to their 
band bio, "Its 
been their mis- 
sion to bring the 
studio recordings 
of 'the mighty 
Zep to life on the big concert 
stage. This is not an imperson- 
ator act but rather a group of 
musicians who were fans first, 
striving to do justice to one of 
the greatest bands in rock his- 

The members of the band 
include Paul Sinclair, lead 

vocals and harmonica; Paul 
Hammond on electric/acous- 
tic guitars and mandolin; 
Jimmy Marchiano on electric/ 
acoustic guitars and vocals; 

The American 
Led Zeppelin 

long-time friend/ guitarist 
Hammond took their origi- 
nal hard rock band Sinclair 
to countless venues 
and released two full- 
length albums. 
Both Sinclair 
and Hammond 
Together, they 
^ own Fat City 
Studios outside 
of Philadelphia, 
Pa. Every member in the 
band is passionate about 
Billy Childs on bass guitar music and strives to bring the 
and vocals; Adam Ferraioli on works of Led Zepplin to life. 



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been performing all along the include Tony Dicesaro with 
east coast to fans of two of lead vocals; Rich Kendall on 
the greatest pop-rock acts of guitar and vocals; Matt Tichon 

on key- 
board and 
vocals; Pat 
Duff on bass 
and vocals; 
and Shane 
Kendall on 
drums and 

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drums/percussion; and An- 
drew Lipke on keyboards, elec- 
tric/ acoustic guitars, vocals 
and percussion. 

Sinclair has been involved 
in the east-coast music scene 
for over twenty years. He and 

A tribute band to Bon Jovi 
and Journey, the members 
of Bon- Journey have made a 
name for themselves in their 
home base of Pittsburgh. 
Their biography states that, 
"Since 2006, Bon Journey has 

all time: Bon Jovi and Jour- 
ney. With over three decades 
of chart topping hits, both of 
these artists have built [cata- 
logs] which [have] easily be- 
come the soundtrack to many 
summer nights, and [they] al- 
ways guarantee a night of sing- 
ing along and partying with 

The members of the band 

Connecticut, Bon Journey 
plays with passion and en- 
thusiasm some of the greatest 
pop-rock hits of all time. 


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Valley s Voices 

If you had the privilege of picking the band/ artist for ValleyFest, who would you have chosen 

to play this y 'ear? 

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English Major 


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Psychology Major 

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Physical Therapy Major 

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Physics Major 

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"Zac Brown Band" 

"Dropkick Murphys " 

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Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners 

At LVC Live on March 26, accepted students and their parents voted on photos 
from students who Ve studied abroad in the last three years. 

Winner of Most Amusing was Kristine Bova '11, winner of Most Scenic was 
Martita Bowersox '1 1, winner of Most Abstract was Stacy Ganley '1 1 and winner of 
Viewers Choice was Andrew McVey '12. 

Most Amusing 

By Stacy Ganley '11 
Madrid, Spain 

Andrew McVey '12 
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Daytime Entertainment 
at the 
Chapel Stage 

SATURDAY April 16 
11 :15a.m. Jesse GaWo'lO 
12:1 5 p.m. A Fair Few 
1:1 5 p.m. Ship Wrecks 
3:15 p.m. Reservoir 
4:1 5 p.m. A Seamless Getaway 

In Front of Humanities 

Children's Activities 

SATURDAY April 16 
Activities from 1 a.m.-5 p.m. 
"Extra Special Puppy Club 

* Latigo Horse Club 
"Fiber Arts Club 

* Lebanon County 4-H Poultry Club 

* Lebanon County Rabbit & Cavy Club 
"Sidewalk Chalk 

*LVC Picture Board 

Activities with specified times: 

*10a.m.-4 p.m. Tie Dye 

"11 a.m.-3 p.m. Inflatables 

"12 p.m.-2 p.m. Caricaturist 

* 2 p.m. Lindsay McMahon & Friends Irish 
Step Dancing - Library Stage 

* 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. Zoo America Presentation 

* 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Balloon Sculptor 

"10 a.m. Flower Pot Craft (while supplies last) 
"10 a.m. Windsock Craft (while supplies last) 

Near Lynch 

SATURDAY April 16 

Student organization 
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& prize tent 

Near Chapel 

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Festival of Friends Circle 

* Kim Gorman '32 

* Bobbe Pennington 75 

* Cynthia Wambold '95 
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* Michael Morrison 71 

* Allen Roth 75 
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* Eugene Kelly '01 

* Amanda Cubbage'10 

* Eileen House 75 

* Ester Debase '32 

* Sarah Eckenroe '97 

* Daniel Henderson '97 

Mund College Center 

FRIDAY April 15 
9 a.m.-5 p.m. LVC Field Hockey Sneaker Sa\e-Fauet Lounge 
4:30 p.m. Outdoor Campus Dinner Picnic- 5<?£/a/ Quad 
5:30 p.m. Crowning of Mr. and Ms. LVC- Social Quad 
b p.m. Wig & Buckle Presents You Can't Take it With You- 
Leedy Theater 

SATURDAY April 16 
2 p.m. Wig & Buckle Presents You Can't Take It With You- 

Leedy Theater 
1 2 a.m.-1a.m. Late Night Breakfast- East Dining Hail 
1 2 a.m.-2 a.m. UG Dance 

b p.m. Wig & Buckle Presents You Can't Take it With You 
-Leedy Theater 

Entertainment at the 

SATURDAY April 16 

11 a.m. Trunks &Tales 

12 p.m. Shotgun No Blitz 
1p.m. GloominiousDoom 

2 p.m. Science fair 

3 p.m. Trey Cooper & The Chinese 

Water Dragons 

4 p.m. Yesterday Is Waiting 

Arnold Sports Center 

FRIDAY April 1 5 SATURDAY April 1 6 

* Doors Open at 7 p.m. 
letters for ' Lovers & 
Epicleptic 3 p.m. 
Live Wire The World's 
Greatest AC/DC Tribute Band 
starting at approximately 1 0p.m 
FREE Soft Pretzels after the 

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. 
The Technocrats 7 p.m. 
Bon Journey around 3:30 p.m. 
Get the led Out 
around 10 p.m. 

Sheridan Avenue 

SATURDAY April 16 

1 a.m. - 5 p.m. Food Vendors & Crafters 
* Annville Fire Department Fire Safety Trailer 

Lutz Hall in f3lair 
Music Center 

FRIDAYApril 1 5 
Jazz Band Concert 7:50 p.m. 
SUNDAY April 17 
Concerto-Aria Concert & Symphony 
Orchestra 3 p.m. 

[j^j First Aid | Shroyer Health Center, Sheridan Avenue 

Public Restrooms | All academic buildings, Academic Quad 



ATM Machines 

Lobby, Mund College Center 
Sunoco & Turkey Hill, Main Street 
Fulton Bank, Main Street 

Information Booth I In middle of Sheridan Avenue 

Welcome to ValleyFest '11! ValleyFest is 
Lebanon Valley Colleges annual festival to 
celebrate the arts. Activities include games, 
craft vendors, inflatables and two music stages 
during the day The night concert takes place 
in the Arnold Sports Center. Tickets can be 
purchased at the door. 


Dutchmen Day 

Justin Roth'14 / LA VIE 

DUTCHMEN DAY After much anticipation, Dutchmen Day finally arrived this past Monday, April 11. Dutch- 
men Day, the once-a-year LVC holiday in which classes are canceled and the campus is filled with fun things 
to do, has brought excitement to the college campus in the springtime since 2002. This year's theme was u l 
Off: Mario and Friends' 7 and featured a range of student activities including inflatables, a gold coin scavenger 
hunt and various other attractions. Some of the activities also counted towards the ongoing Dueling Dutch- 
men contest, such as Video Game Quizzo and a mushroom cake-eating contest. Showings of Scott Pilgrim 
Versus the World, Despicable Me and Zumba with Todd Snovel rounded out the afternoon's activities, while a 
picnic dinner on the social quad in front of Mund was followed by Rita's, funnel cake and music in the UG to 
bring a formal end to Dutchmen Day 2011. 


Wednesday, 4/13 

Softball vs. Wilkes, 3 p.m. 

Women's Tennis vs. Albright, 
3:30 p.m. 

Women's Lacrosse @ King's, 
4 p.m. 

Men's Lacrosse @ King's, 4 

Men's Tennis @ Messiah, 4 p.m. 

Thursday, 4/14 

Men's Tennis @ E-town, 
3:30 p.m. 

Friday, 4/15 

Softball @ Lycoming, 2 p.m. 

Baseball vs. Albright, 3:30 p.m. 

Women's Tennis @ E-Town, 
3:30 p.m. 

Men's Tennis @ Albright, 
3:30 p.m. 

Women's Track @ Moravian 
Greyhound Invitational, All day 

Saturday, 4/16 

Women's Track @ Moravian 
Greyhound Invitational, All day 

Women's Tennis @ Arcadia, 
11 a.m. 

Baseball @ Albright, noon. 

Men's Lacrosse @ Widener, 

Softball vs. Widener, 1 p.m. 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Widener, 

I p.m. 

Men's Tennis ©Arcadia, 

II p.m. 

Monday, 4/18 

Baseball vs. Johns Hopkins, 
3:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, 4/19 

Softball vs. Ursinus, 3:30 p.m. 

Baseball vs. Susquehanna, 
4 p.m. 

Women s tennis tops York 

Shayna Heintzelman wins 1 OOth match 

Lauren Rachelle Scott '11 

Sports Editor 

Women's tennis player Shayna 
Heintzelman '11 won her 100th 
career match to lead Lebanon 
Valley College past York 6-3 on 
Thursday April 7. 

The Dutchmen were 2-1 in 
doubles and won the middle four 
singles to top the Spartans. 

Heintzelman and freshman 
Christie Graf won 8-2 at No. 1 

With the win, Heintzelman 
is 100-44 in singles and doubles. 
Sarah Grodzinski '10 is the only 
other player in program history to 
reach 100 wins. Heintzelman also 
tied Grodzinski for second on the 
program's doubles wins list. 

Sophomore Lauren Fulmer 
and junior Tarn Lobb also won on 
doubles at No. 2 with a score of 

The Dutchmen earned four 
points at singles thanks for Fulmer, 

Graf, Lobb and freshman Danielle 

Fulmer won 6-4 and 6-0 at No. 
2. Graf took two 6-2 wins over at 
No. 3. Lobb won with score of 
6-1, 5-7 and 6-3 at No. 4. Bord- 
ner played at No. 5 and won with 
scores of 6-4, 1-6 and 6-2. 

With the win, the team im- 
proves to 7-5 on the season. The 

next matches will be crucial for 
the Dutchmen, as all five are Com- 
monwealth Conference competi- 

The Dutchmen will host Al- 
bright Wednesday, April 13 at 3:30 



Men's Lacrosse 

@ Lycoming, 4/6: L 8-9 


vs. Shenandoah, 4/7: L 4-7, L 1-5 


@ E-town, 4/7: 16 of 18 

Women's Lacrosse 

vs. Lycoming, 4/6: W 14-12 
©Wilkes, 4/8: W 17-9 
@ FDU-Florham, 4/10: L 14-17 



Women's Tennis 

@ York, 4/7: W 6-3 

Men's Tennis 

@ Penn State Harrisburg,4/7: 

Men's and Women's Track 

@ Messiah Invitational, 4/9: 
Men's: 2nd of 16 
Women's: 5th of 16 

See for 
individual resutls 

Lauren Rachelle Scott 

Sports Editor 

The Dutchmen Softball Team 
swept Kean in New Jersey on 
Thursday April 7. LVC took the 
first game 9-4 and the second 6-2. 

In the first game, senior Katie 
Freeman went 4-for-5 at the plate 
and hit her 10th career home run 
to tie classmate Meghan Dono- 
ghue s program record. 

Freeman put LVC on the board 
with a solo home run to left center 
in the second inning. 

Kean was unable to respond 
until the fifth inning, where the 
team managed two runs. 

Each team scored one run in 
the sixth. 

Donoghue opened up the sev- 
enth inning with a double and 
reached third on a wild pitch. Free- 
man's single scored Donoghue, ty- 
ing the game at 4-4. 

A one, two, three bottom of the 
seventh by pitcher senior Laura 
Snyder called for extra innings. 

Senior Chelsea Artz started 
on second for the Dutchmen and 
advanced on a sacrifice bunt by 
junior Chelsea Kehr. Donoghues 

Softball sweeps Kean 

double scored Artz. Kean also 
scored in the inning. 

Sophomore Steff Secola start- 
ed on second base and Freeman 
opened the inning with a double. 
Freshman Allison Hartman was 
hit by a pitch to load the bases. 
Senior Linley Eberhart was also 
hit by a pitch, which sent Secola 
home. Freshman Mary Readinger 
hit a single up the middle to score 
two runs. Junior Kristen Palme- 
rio s single scored two more, secur- 
ing the 9-4 victory 

Senior Val Malizzia pitched five 
innings for the Dutchmen and al- 
lowed three runs on as many hits 
and struck out three. Snyder threw 
four innings and struck out five. 

In game two, Freshman Katie 
Deardorff bunted for a single to 
start the third. Palmerio walked 
and Donoghue hit a single to load 
the bases. Senior Marisa Krause 
signled to score two runners and 
Hartmans double sent two more 
across to give LVC a 4-0 lead. 

In the bottom of the inning, 

Kean loaded the bases and scored 
one run after a batter was hit by a 

In the fifth, Hartman scored a 
runner on a double to right center 
to give a 5-1 lead. 

In the sixth, junior Stephanie 
Hulme hit her first career solo 
homer to left to extend the lead to 

Kean scored a run in the sixth 
before the game was called due to 

With the win, Snyder picked up 
her second win of the day. She al- 
lowed one run and struck out six 
batters. In her nine innings, Snyder 
had a 0.78 ERA and held Kean to 
a .167 batting average. Her per- 
formance led her to being named 
Commonwealth Conference 
Pitcher of the Week. 

Weather permitting, LVC will 
host Wilkes at Wednesday, April 
13 at 3 p.m. before traveling to 
Lycoming on Friday, April 15 at 
2 p.m. The Dutchmen will host 
Albright on Saturday, April 16 at 
1 p.m. 

L.SCOTT lrs002(o) 

10 *H< 


Cherry Blossom Festival a success 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The haunting sound of quiet flute- 
playing resounded through West 
Dining Hall, whose only occupants 
are carefully crafted Hakata dolls, 
paper fans, miniature geishas and 
sheets of paper carefully folded into 
animal shapes. Pictures of damaged 
land, suffering persons, refugees and 
graves hung on the walls or rested 
on the tables as a projector showed 
a large picture of Japan from outer 
space. Around 5:30 p.m., people 
started shuffling in the room, paying 
their dues, sitting down at the dining 
tables and viewing the exhibits. Once 
everyone was seated, Jimmy Kroll 
'11, the president of the Disaster Re- 
lief Coalition, ascended to the stage 
and introduced the theme of the 
night: Japan and the recent tsunami 
and earthquakes that have devastated 
that country recently. Thus began the 
Cherry Blossom Festival. 

When Kroll first heard of the 
tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 
he immediately e-mailed Chaplain 
Fullmer and asked what LVC could 
do to help Japan. Displaying remark- 
able speed and effort, Fullmer and 
the Disaster Relief Coalition worked 
to develop the Cherry Blossom Fes- 
tival, held on April 8 from 6-8 p.m. 
This event was designed to educate 
LVC students and the general pub- 
lic about the disaster in Japan and 

Japanese culture as well as to auction 
off authentic Japanese craftworks in 
order to raise money to support di- 
saster relief in the devastated country. 
During the night, everyone pres- 
ent got a taste of Japanese culture 
through a buffet of Japanese salad, 
miso soup, teriyaki chicken, Udon 
noodles, Botan rice candy and green 
tea ice cream, all masterfully made by 
the chefs of Metz and Associates. 

Though the food accurately re- 
flected a major aspect of Japanese 
culture, attendees learned much 
more about Japans struggles and 
cultures by listening to the seven 
presentations given by LVC stu- 
dents. In the first presentation, Les- 
lie Ader '12 and Chris Klimovitz 
'11 spoke about the earthquakes 
and the tsunami that hit Japan less 
than a month after each other, the 
deaths and property damage caused 
by the tsunami and the economic 
ramifications of the disasters. In the 
second presentation, Lauren Scott 
'11 explained that all money raised 
during the festival would help the 
Red Cross assist Japans people. 
In the third presentation, Betty 
Ross '14 discussed Japanese meals, 
chopstick etiquette and the ubiq- 
uity of vending machines in Japan. 
In the fourth presentation, Sarah 
Barkman '11 and Scott discussed 
the evolution of origami and told 
the story of Sadaku Sasaki, a young 
girl with leukemia who tried to cre- 
ate 1,000 origami cranes so that 

her wish for world peace would be 
granted, and whose memory re- 
minds us of the dangers of nuclear 
war. In the fifth presentation, Bark- 
man and Scott discussed the sym- 
bolism of Hyotan gourds, which 
are said to bring good luck and hap- 
piness to their owners. In the sixth 
presentation, Scott reviewed the 
evolution of Japanese music from 
original pieces performed by Zen 
Buddhist monks to more Western- 
influenced J-Rock and J-Pop. In the 
final presentation, Jen Vallario '12 
read two haiku sequences, the first 
about the devastation of the tsuna- 
mi and the second a request for all 
persons to pray for Japan to recover 
from the disasters it has faced. 

Throughout the night, many 
attendees also shared their favor- 
ite parts of Japanese culture. Kroll 
said sushi, while Fullmer praised 
the Buddhist-influenced calm ap- 
proach to life. Though she admitted 
that it was a difficult question, Ader 
said that she most appreciated the 
hospitality and kindness that many 
Japanese people exhibit. 

Overall, thanks to the silent 
auction, the Cherry Blossom Fes- 
tival managed to raise $2,945.31 
towards disaster relief in Japan. 
Through LVC's and other organi- 
zational and government efforts, 
Japan may hopefully recover from 
its tragedies once again. 

N. THRAILKILL nat001(S) 

Acclaimed poet visits LVC 

Alyssa Sweigart '12 

Senior Copy Editor 

In honor of National Poetry 
Month, the English department 
hosted acclaimed poet Shara McCal- 
lum on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. 
in the Zimmerman Recital Hall of 
the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. 
Throughout the day, McCallum also 
interacted with students through a 
question and answer session held in 
the Frock conference room in Bishop 
Library at 1 1 a.m., a visit to Assistant 
Professor of English Michelle Bonc- 
zek's class and a dinner at 5 p.m. with 
seven students in the president's din- 
ing room. 

During her reading, McCallum 
read several poems from her lat- 
est poetry collection, This Strange 
Land, which was published in 2011. 

Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, 
many of the poems that McCallum 
read reflected her Jamaican roots and 
some were written and read in Patois, 
a dialect of Jamaica similar to Creole. 
Besides Jamaica, McCallum's poems 
are also about the self, identity and 
motherhood. The Q_ & A session 
and the dinner allowed for students 
to get to know McCallum on a per- 
sonal level and to ask her questions 
one-on-one about her influences, her 
familial and cultural background and 
her writing process. 

Theodora Hermes '12, who in- 
teracted with McCallum through- 
out the day, was moved by her: 
"Shara told us that it sometimes 
takes her years to complete a single 
poem. I think you certainly can see 
that in her writing. Her rich imag- 
ery and grasp on language (accom- 
panied with the beautiful Patois she 

slinks in and out of in some pieces) 
sounds like music. I was blown 
away by her talent and sincerity." 

Along with This Strange Land, 
McCallum is also the author of 
three other collections of poetry, 
The Water Between Us (1999), Song 
of Thieves (2003) and At the Waters 
Edge: New & Selected Poems, which 
is set to be published in September. 

McCallum has been recognized 
and has won prizes for her po- 
etry. Her poems have appeared in 
journals and have been reprinted 
in American, African American, 
Caribbean and World Literature 
textbooks and anthologies. She 
currently teaches and directs the 
Stadler Center for Poetry at Buck- 
nell University. 




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Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 

Circle K holds egg hunt 

Over 400 children in attendance 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives Editor 

On Sunday, April 10, LVC's 
Circle K hosted its second-annual 
community Easter Egg Hunt on 
the practice fields by the Gold 
Lot. The event was a major suc- 
cess, with around 430 children 
aged infant to 12-years-old in at- 
tendance — an increase of over 
100 percent from last year. Ar- 
riving as early as 1 p.m., children 
lined the fields where they raced 
to collect the 10,000 eggs strewn 
across the practice football fields 
at 2 p.m. 

According to Circle K presi- 
dent Amanda DeMasi '11, "The 
egg hunt was definitely a success. 

The kids had a fun time. We hope 
to improve and expand the egg 
hunt, and to each year exceed the 
turnout of the previous year." 

Circle K is an international 
organization whose mission is 
to promote community service 
and leadership. The organizers of 
the Easter Egg Hunt and leaders 
of Circle K are DeMasi, Megan 
MacDonald '12, Kristen Pifer '12 
and Tierney Snyder '12. All who 
were involved in the creation of 
the egg hunt hope that it contin- 
ues to grow and be an annual tra- 
dition at LVC. 



Pick and choose: The band selection process 

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to selecting the right hand for ValleyFest 

Christy Kurtz '11 
President of ValleyFest 

Every year, an article is writ- 
ten about how the committee 
chooses the band for Valley- 
Fest weekend, and this year a 
long and tough story is behind 
the selection. After looking at a 
massive list of national record- 
ing acts, the committee narrows 
them by cost and interest. The 
resulting 25-30 bands of vary- 
ing genres are brought from the 
entertainment sub-committee to 
the entire ValleyFest committee. 
The committee votes and nar- 
rows the list to 10-15 bands. 

This list is then distributed to 
the entire student body to vote 
on their top three favorites. After 
the voting ends, the ValleyFest 
committee contacts a middle 
agent about the top three favor- 

ites. In the past, the committee 
hasn t had much trouble book- 
ing the first or second choice 

This year, however, the com- 
mittee experienced an extreme 


difficulties . 

After re- 
ceiving the 
survey re- 
sults, the 
tee was 
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amount of price increases 
from our original list. Jason De- 
rulo, with the most votes, was 
asking for $50,000 plus travel 
(airfare), lodging and what they 
might have asked for on their 
rider. Since the most we have 
spent on a band in the past was 
$19,000 in 2009 and our enter- 

tainment was budgeted (and 
maxed) at $25,000, this was 
not possible. Also, many other 
bands voted on by the commit- 
tee and student body were way 
above our price range. 

"This year, however, 
fmj the committee 
experienced an 
extreme amount 
of difficulties." 

But price isn't the only thing 
that keeps a band out of the 
committee's reach. Band avail- 
ability can change based on 
their tour or holidays. And, 
some bands also refuse to per- 
form at colleges. Likewise, LVC 

is at somewhat of a disadvantage 
as we always have a set date for 
the concert, rather than the flex- 
ibility of the entire semester. In 
addition, bands can turn down 
any offer they want, even if it 
is close to the 
price they were 
asking for. This 
year, the Plain 
White T's took 
almost two 
months to de- 
cide to reject 
our offer. Final- 
ly, many bands 
are asking the 
host (which 
would be ValleyFest) to cover 
other costs such as backline or 
travel prices. Backline can range 
anywhere from $2,000-$5,000 
depending on what the artists 
need. Similarly, travel prices 
have dramatically increased due 

to the cost of gas — not to men- 
tion the current economic state 
which is causing spending cuts 

While the explanation and 
reasons could go on and on, the 
committee deals with many dif- 
ferent factors while choosing the 
band. Above all, the committee 
wants to pick a performer who 
does not over-shoot the budget, 
is enjoyable for a wide range of 
people, and who puts on an awe- 
some show — just imagine if Bon 
Jovi, Journey, AC/DC and Led 
Zeppelin had a concert together! 
It would be expensive, but not 
many would want to miss it. By 
offering cheaper prices, we hope 
that all will support, understand 
and most of all, enjoy rockin' out 
at the ValleyFest 40th anniver- 
sary tribute weekend. 



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Battle of the Bands winners to take ValleyFest stage on Saturday night 


A&E Editor 

ValleyFest 2011 is quickly ap- 
proaching and The Technocrats; 
winner of Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege s annual Battle of the Bands, 
are preparing for the big stage. 
Members Asher Condit '11, An- 
thony Spinnato '11, Ryan Cagno 
'11, Jeff Yorgey '13 and Aaron 
Glasbrenner '11 make up the all- 
senior band self-titled as "royalty 
of rock, the sultans of song, the 
titans of techno, the Dalai lama 
of dance, and the prime minis- 
ters of pop." As the weekend ap- 
proaches, the band is ready to 
conclude their reign at LVC with 
a performance everyone will en- 
joy- M 

To promote the event and give 

some background, Cagno agreed 
to give La Vie a quick interview 
about the coming concert (and 
not without some humor). Cag- 
no and the rest of The Techno- 
crats hit the stage this weekend. 
Tickets can be purchased now in 
the College Store. 

Q: How did it feel 
to win Battle of the 

A: "Winning the Battle of the 
Bands felt good. It definitely 
helps one's ego to know that one 
is better than everyone else at 

Q: What would you 
say to people to 
encourage them 
to come out to the 

A: "This is the last Technocrats 
show ever. In other words, music 
will be dead once we're gone, so 
if you have a chance to go to the 
funeral, you should take it." ^^^^ 

Q: Can you describe 
how it will feel to 
play on the ValleyFest 

A: "As a young child, I always 
imagined what it would be like 
if two of my favorite '80s bands 
amalgamated into one awe- 
some cover-fest. That dream is 
about to come true! WOO Bon 
Journey! I can't wait to rock out 
backstage to 'Don't Stop Living 
on Prayer.'" 

Q: How did your band 

A: "Asher, Aaron and Anthony 
were in a band called the Bloo- 
min' Onions. At my sophomore 
year activities fair I met Asher 
while signing up for Ultimate 
Frisbee Club, and he asked me 
to be in a band with them. First 
conversation we ever had, no 

Q: Do you think the 
band had a good im- 
pact at the Valley? 

"I think the band definitely made 
a positive impact at LVC, mostly 
because rather than taking our- 
selves really seriously, our prima- 
ry goal was just to help the audi- 
ence enjoy themselves. It seems 
like we were moderately success- 
ful at that." 

THE TECHNOCRATS The student band The Technocrats is pre- 
paring to take the stage at this year's ValleyFest. After winning 
the Battle of the Bands competition,The Technocrats will be open- 
ing for the main acts, Bon-Journey and Get the Led Out, on Sat- 
urday, April 16 

All Photos by: Justin Roth '14 


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